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What is a phonological derivation?



A phonological derivation is the set of stages used to generate the phonetic representation of a word from its underlying representation.


Here is a diagram of the stages in a derivation. Phonological rules influence each stage of a derivation:

Examples (English)

Here are some examples of the derivations of words having the negative prefix /In/:

See also

Kenstowicz and Kisseberth 1979

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